Our People

(from 1/9/22)

Leeds South and West Methodist Church

Rev Jo Lightowler
Pastoral responsibility for
Central, The Grove, Woodside, Headingley , Rodley


Rev Pete Brazier

Rev Pete Brazier
Pastoral responsibility for Highfield, Hunslet, Beeston Hill, St Andrew's, Beeston, a new church in West Leeds 
(comprising Wesley Rd Chapel, Whingate & Lower Wortley)

picture of Rev Mo Onyett

Rev Mo Onyett
Pastoral responsibility for
St Andrew's Pudsey, St Mark's, St John's, and Farsley Community Church.


Leeds South & West Methodist Church Circuit Team

Rev Keith Hunt
Working part time offering pastoral care and preaching across Rev Pete Brazier’s section of the circuit.


Leeds South and West Staff

Rev Rach Ward
Pastoral responsibility for
Trinity Bramley, Hyde Park, Adel, and Cookridge plus the Circuit role for Discipleship

Deacon Guy Austin-Bride

Deacon Guy Austin- Bride
Developing the ministry of Intentional Communities and supporting the churches of Rev Jo Lightowler and Rev Rach Ward, particularly in Headingley & Hyde Park

Our Lay Employees

Headingley and West Circuit Team

Miss Cathy Boocock
Circuit Administrator & Treasurer

Leeds South & West Methodist Church Circuit Team

Mrs Erica Hartley
Circuit Administrator

Our Circuit Stewards

Leeds South & West Methodist Church Circuit Team

Miss Anne Jackson
Senior Steward

Mr Phil Maud

Mr Phil Maud
Circuit Steward

Wesley Bear - Circuit Mascot & Comms Officer

Circuit Team

Mrs Kirsty Butler
Circuit Steward

Circuit Team

Mr Peter Cordwell
Circuit Steward

Mrs Elizabeth Smith

Circuit Steward

Circuit Team

Mr Stuart Westerman
Circuit Steward

Circuit Team

Miss Audrey Wilks
Circuit Steward

Prof Edmund Linfield

Circuit Steward

Dr Rob Moore

Circuit Steward

The Leeds and South and West Methodist Circuit came together on 1st September 2015

Our Team of lay and ordained people serves 22 churches from across the western side of Leeds.

Together we undertake to share the Good News of Christ’s love and to support the work of our local churches as they share his abundant blessings across their communities.

Our Structure

Headingley and West Circuit

LOCAL CHURCHES are the “Grassroots” from which most mission work and worship is delivered with the help of many volunteers.

Churches are grouped together in CIRCUITS who provide collective support.  Circuits make ministerial appointments and provide accommodation. Lay employees and volunteers are also recruited. Ministers are assigned pastoral care for a group of churches. A central plan for worship across all the churches is created.

Circuits are then grouped together in wider areas which are called DISTRICTS. We are in the Yorkshire West District. Support can include: Training, pastoral care, media relations, property and legal advice and organising larger initiatives.

The Methodist Church in Great Britain is known as the CONNEXION and our overall policies are agreed through the work of the council and our annual conference of representatives, including matters of doctrine, structure, legal, financial, and social issues.

Circuit Plan

The Circuit Plan has been published, please click on here to view it. 

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